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DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act)

The Low-Down on Downloads and the DMCA
  • Do you use Vuse, Gnutella/BearShare, BitTorrent, or other file-sharing software to collect or share music, movies, games or software?
  • Do you know that music, movies, games, and software are protected by federal copyright law?
  • Do you know that downloading or distributing these materials without the stated permission of the copyright owner is illegal?

U.S. copyright law and the federal Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) outline specific steps that Internet Service Providers like KU and its subcontractors must take when their users violate copyright laws.

KU acts quickly to respond to complaints of copyright violation received from copyright owners and their representatives, such as the Motion Picture Association of America, the Recording Industry Association of America, the Interactive Digital Software Association and the Business Software Alliance. For details applicable to KU students, faculty and staff using the KU network, see KU’s Acceptable Use of Electronic Information Resources Policy.  For details applicable to KU students residing in campus housing, see the Apogee End User Agreement.

Communications about DMCA Violations

Official communications concerning copyright infringements will be made through KU’s email system.

DMCA Designated Agents for the University of Kansas
Lawrence Campus Medical Center
Easan Selvan Steffani Webb
Chief of Staff,
Office of the CIO

Associate Vice Chancellor
for Information Resources &

Interim CIO

345 Strong Hall 1004 Dykes Library
1450 Jayhawk Blvd. 2100 West 39th Avenue
University of Kansas University of Kansas Medical Center
Lawrence, KS 66045-7535 Kansas City, KS 66160-7180
785-864-0360 (fax) 913-588-7360 (fax)

Related Links:

Acceptable Use of Electronic Information Resources
Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities
Copyright Resources@KU
Information from KU’s General Counsel Office
KU Visual Identity  – Licensing, Logo, Jayhawks, etc.
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